All gingergirl’s jams, preserves and chutneys are handmade, that means all ingredients are hand cut, jars are hand filled and labels are hand written. Real ‘slow food’!
Pear & Walnut Chutney. Perfect with brie, gorgonzola or your favourite cheese. A fancy little chutney!
Apricot Preserve. A little pot of amber. Very delicate and dainty.
Gooseberry & Elderflower Jam. Topping and tailing each gooseberry is a bit tedious but the end result makes it all worthwhile. The combination of wild elderflower and the tart gooseberry is a match made in heaven.
Chocolate Brownies -made with 70% coco chocolate from Lorge Chocolatier, Benoit Lorge. These chocolate brownies are the real deal, as featured in the Irish Times, Food & Wine Magazine and Irish Country Living Magazine.
Spiced Tomato & Apple Chutney. A very versatile chutney, really! Enjoy with hot sausages, pate, cold meats, cheese, bhajias, samosas…shall I go on?
Onion Marmalade. Adding créme de mure has given this marmalade great depth. I just can’t have pate any more without it.
Rhubarb Jam . A classic. Memories of childhood come flooding back with this jam. Rhubarb and sugar… it’s that simple.
Rhubarb & Ginger Jam. The gentle heat of ginger brings out the tartness of the rhubarb, a great combination.
Crab Apple Jelly. The gingergirl kitchen goes into overdrive every September and October with the wonderful glut of apples, from the beautifully delicate pink John Downie apples to Golden Hornet. Made the old fashioned way (over 2 days) apple jelly continues to be a favourite as a jam on scones to the perfect accompaniment to sausages, cheese or pate.
Green Tomato Chutney. I’m not sure where my mother got this recipe but it’s a huge hit. Great for the under ripe tomatoes everywhere this rainy summer. Plenty of tang and spice. As featured in the Irish Times Magazine.
Chocolate Cookies. Moist, rich, soft, classic cookies topped with a drizzle of rich chocolate…one for the grown-ups.
Plum Preserve. We are blessed with our plum trees, every year the trees are laden with fruit. Time is the key to this beautifully silky preserve. The fruit is layered with sugar for 24 hours before I even dream of applying heat!
Cinnamon, Apricot & Ginger Cookies- a great combination. If comfort were a cookie this would be it.
Sloe & Apple Jelly. The king of the apple jelly world! The depth of flavour has to be tasted to be believed; it is certainly worth climbing the brambles to get the best sloes! Perfect with game, red meat, duck and strong cheese.
Plum & Apple Jam. The perfect marriage. Sweetness from the plums, tartness from the apples.
Seville Orange Marmalade. Made with the wonderfully tart Seville oranges that enjoy a short season from Dec-Feb. Delicate, dainty and oh so orangey! You will never eat shop bought marmalade again!
Seville & Ginger Marmalade. Combining the warmth of ginger with the tart oranges makes breakfast so special.
Whiskey Marmalade. Adding Jameson Irish Whiskey to these fabulous oranges makes the world a better place!
Gingerbread Men (or women, or non gender specific!) Not too spicy with a hint of cinnamon-a kids favourite.
Bitter Orange & Poppy Seed Cake. Delicate, moist, pretty… a real afternoon tea treat. I have a queue at the market each Sunday morning for this.
Sunflower and Wholemeal Bread. Magic bread! Delicious bread bursting with goodness!
Focaccia Bread. A wonderful Italian flat bread made with organic flour and olive oil. I dimple the bread, creating little wells that capture the olive oil, ensuring a soft chewy bite. The bread is topped with maldon salt and fresh rosemary from my garden. Other toppings include feta, parmesan, olives, grilled courgettes, caramelised onions and sun blushed tomatoes.
Banana & Walnut Loaf. There are great debates each Sunday with my regular customers over whether this is a cake (arguments for-it’s sweet and moist) or a bread (great with butter), I call it loaf so everyone’s happy!
Gingergirl’s Cranberry Chutney. Christmas in a jar! Sold in a kilner gift jar complete with a little wooden spoon! The demand for this chutney was so huge last Christmas that for the run up to the holidays, I was surviving on 3 hours sleep each night! Apples, orange zest, fresh cranberries, spices, sultanas… when combined makes you realise that yes, Christmas is here!